Thursday, January 6, 2022

2022 Planner Setup with Harley

 I didn't create a lot of new inserts going into the new year but relied instead on inserts I already had and methods that have worked well for me in the past. The busyness of my life slowed down quite a bit once the boys graduated (and COVID hit), but I still use my planner just as much.  Reminders and routines help keep me organized so I don't forget any of the important things and when they need doing!  I'll try to briefly go over each section:

Inbox.  I use a laminated sheet of vellum for my inbox.  The inbox is a landing page where I keep my "if found, return to" information as well as a sticky note to write down items needed the next time someone goes to the store. Behind this is a few more sheets of paper for random information that will be processed later. I also have a brain dump page behind the inbox divider as well as a monthly log.

Calendar Pages.  Currently, I am using a week on 2 pages layout in my Compact (4.25 x 6.75") planner. If a day comes up that requires extra room for notes or details, I'll use a daily page, otherwise, this setup has enough room for my daily planning.

Monthly.  I've been using the same inserts for several years now.  I created a simple month on 2 pages with the week starting on Sunday. I can do weekly pages that start on Monday, but monthly pages have to start on Sunday! <LOL>

Projects.   I have a projects section but it is probably the least used area of my planner, but like knowing it is there.  Projects for me are things like planning our annual Thanksgiving get-together with extended family, or something I am working on in desktop publishing that requires more than one page of notes.

A to Z Notes. While some have a section for lists, I tend to organize mine under A-Z address tabs.  This is where I keep quarterly goals (resolutions maybe?), wish lists, a medication list, weekly and monthly review lists, etc.  I also write on the tabs bits of information that I access regularly.  This may be account information, hair and makeup product numbers or colors, post office hours of operation, etc.

My planner also doubles as my wallet, so I also keep my cards in the front and a zippered pouch in the back for cash.

I can go into more details regarding the sections of my planner and how I use them, but only if you ask! <wink!>


  1. Hi ! Do you have a YouTube or IG ? Love to see a flip through !

  2. Great post! I don't have much to plan either. I use my planner for planning family events.

  3. I have followed you for a while and appreciate people who actually use their planners. I am looking forward to new posts about your planner and how it works for you. Mine is mostly used as a calendar to track events as I'm not consistent with much else in it. Any tips in the future to help establish a good planning routine would be appreciated.

  4. Michelle, thanks for hanging in there with me! I feel like I'm always working on my planner routine. I think I would feel better if I had a firm daily and weekly planner review to make sure nothing is falling through the cracks.


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